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Nine hours in Yangon

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Nine hours in Yangon

Hi guys,

I'm coming to Yangon from Bagan in early morning and have to catch a flight at 7:30 pm. I need an itinerary for ~9 hours in Yangon. My first stop would be Shwedagon Pagoda and last stop would be Chinatown. Would like to take taxis instead of buses to save time. Please advise :)

Thank you.

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1. Re: Nine hours in Yangon

Yes, maybe hire a driver to take you around instead of negotiating with taxis all the time, which can be a hassle (some of them speak littel or no English!). Contact one of the agents we recommend on these forums and they can have a driver waiting for you at the airport.

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Normally, your flight from Bagan will arrive Yangon round about 10am. Better take a car from one agent. you can visit Shwedagon first, but not chinatown last. Because your check-in time about 5:30pm. So you have to leave from city center about 4pm. That time chinatown is not ready yet and maybe just start preparing shops to open along the street. If you visit like below, will be better.

-shwedagon pagoda

-city hall & downtown

-botahtaung pagoda

-aung san market


-chaukhtatkyi reclining buddha

-if still have time visit to see white elephant, not far from airport

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Get a decent taxi with a driver who can communicate in English at the Airport. Negotiate the price for the day and enjoy. Ensure a real decent taxi with a/c and properly working window glass as it is now in raining season and you do not want uncomfortable ride for the day. For itinerary, it is very stright forward; Shwedagon, Bogyok Market, City Hall, Strand Road, Botahtaung Pagoda, China Town.

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4. Re: Nine hours in Yangon

9 hours is enoughted to visit in yangon. Taxi is better.You can take a taxi at yangon airport.Most of taxi driver can speak english at yangon airport..You can negotiate the price and destinations that where you want to visit . The importance one is you should go directly to the driver.If you need A/C for the car, you should request before negotiate the price.

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